[b-hebrew] LC Internal Sederim Conflict

Brak Brak at neo.rr.com
Wed Jun 14 11:52:28 EDT 2006


I have noticed something quite strange.

On page 326R of the LC it has that the 11th seder of Kings is 12:24 with 
the text <KY KH )MR YY>, but in the text itself on page 194R (as in 
other books) is <KH )MR YY>. So for some reason the ML (Masoretic List) 
is adding the word <KY> to the text!

Now there are other places where the ML adds a letter, such as adding a 
<W> - making a defective holem into a full holem. But this is another 
thing all together adding an entire word.

If you also will notice in the text that the scribe marked with as the 
10th (making to 10ths), and then you have no break 32 in the ML marked 
at all. Since a picture/chart is worth a thousand words, here is a chart 
showing what I mean:

ML            TEXT
1               1
2               2
3               3
4               4
5               5
6               6
7               7
8               8
9               9
10            10
11            10
12            11
13            12
14            13
15            14
16            15
17            16
18            17
19            18
20            19
21            20
22            21
23            22
24            23
25            24
26            25
27            26
28            27
29            28
30            29
31            30
32            N/A
33            31
34            32
35            33


Anyone have any info on this weirdness?


B"H
John Steven



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